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Court Says Apple Must Revise Data-Handling Rules

PRIVACY LAW—GERMANY

May 8, 2013

A German court has told Apple to change its data-handling rules, Bloomberg reports. The court struck down eight of 15 provisions in the company’s data-use terms, stating they deviate too far from German law, the report states. The court also ruled Apple can’t seek “global consent” from consumers on the use of data, including geolocation information. “The ruling shows the high importance of data protection for consumers in a digital world,” said Gerd Billen, head of consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband.
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